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V A C U U M COATERS Galileo Vacuum Systems, E. Granby, Conn.
Galileo vertical-axis vacuum coaters are the most up-to-date answer to the continuous request for high-quality, low-cost production in the automo- tive lighting industry. A total cycle time shorter than 15 minutes for surface activation, alumini- zation, and plasma polymerized topcoating, to- gether with reduced footprint area, ensure the lowest production cost. The fully computerized control system allows the highest quality level.
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V A C U U M DEPOSIT ION CHEMICALS CERAC Inc., Milwaukee
CERAC is a supplier of thin-film materials for the vacuum coating industry, serving markets such as optics and ophthalmics, semiconductor, aero- space, cutting tool, and others. The company of- fers a complete range of metals, alloys, ceramics, and inorganic compounds in forms such as pow- ders, pieces, rods, crucibles, cones, and sputtering targets of various configurations. Custom materi- als are also available.
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H I G H - P E R F O R M A N C E T H I N - F I L M MATERIALS Target Materials Inc., Columbus, Ohio
Target Materials manufactures a vast array of metals, ceramics, and alloys for sputtering tar- gets, evaporation sources, and other thin-film ma- terials in virtually any customer-defined configu- ration. TMI serves many industrial coating applications as well as numerous R&D applica- tions.
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V A C U U M COATING SYSTEMS DynaVac, Hingham, Mass.
DynaVac offers a complete line of vacuum coating systems for a wide range of applications. Included are systems for physical vapor deposition of thin films, batch and in-line sputtering, and metalliz- ing. Emphasis is put on industrial-grade designs for production and/or continuous use. All systems are offered with control system architecture rang- ing from basic logic to advanced supervisory con- trol.
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Varian Vacuum Technologies, Lexington, Mass.
Varian Vacuum Technologies (VVT) offers a full range of products for vacuum coating including diffusion pumps; turbo molecular pumps; mechan- ical, dry, and scroll pumps; as well as leak detec- tors, high-performance vacuum valves, and gaug- ing. The real differentiating product offered by VVT is the expertise of its applications, support, and custom system design staff to integrate these superior components into an optimized vacuum solution.
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V A C U U M COATING S Y S T E M S Mill Lane Engineering Co. Inc., Lowell, Mass.
Mill Lane offers a series of standard systems that can be configured to produce very specific ion-as- sisted optical, functional, and decorative PVD coat- ings while maintaining benefits of standardization including ease of service, high uptime, and full doc- umentation. The advanced, PC-based, software- driven control system uses "smart" sensors and De- viceNet compatible components. Integration into the users LAN is possible. Full automation frees operators to perform parts inspection, cleaning, and other tasks when the system is running.
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VACUUM PUMP FLUIDS Fil-Tech Inc., Boston
Fil-Tech supplies silicone diffusion pump fluid from Dow Coming, DC 702, and DC 704, and its generic equivalent, FT 702 and FT 704. In addi- tion used fluids can be reprocessed to new speci- fications at a fraction of the cost of new fluids. Fil-Tech also has hydrocarbon mechanical pump fluids for various types of pumps and blowers.
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RESISTANT F IN ISH Newchem Corp., Plainville, Mass.
Newrane 2731 is a finish specifically formulated for high-performance applications where chemical resistance, stain resistance, and durability are of prime importance. Newrane BD-0712 is a basecoat that provides a glossy finish ready for vacuum metalizing. Newrane TC-1207 is a topcoat that provides a protective layer over the vacuum metallized surface if desired. TC-1207 can be ap- plied in a clear finish or dyed to a desired color.
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Academy Precision Materials, Albuquerque, N.M.
Academy Precision Materials (APM) provides quality sputtering target and evaporation materi- als. The company specializes in gold, silver, plat- inum, palladium, and their alloys along with sili- con, quartz, and selected high-value materials such as tantalum, niobium, and nickel-based al- loys. Backing plates and bonding services are also provided for every target supplied. APM supports all major sputtering systems for use in a broad range of industries including architectural and automotive glass, thin film optics, tribological coatings, and digital storage media.
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FLIP FIXTURE Veeco-Ion Tech, Fort Collins, Colo.
The flip fixture is the latest option for Veeco-Ion Tech's Spector Optical Coating System, a thin film deposition system used to produce DWDM filters. The new figure significantly expands the Spector's capabilities by using an automated in-situ flip that coats both sides of the substrate without venting the chamber, thereby saving valuable pro- cessing time. Applications for the flip fixture in- clude laser facet diode bars, HR and AR coatings, and optical isolators. The flip fixture has unifor- mity of less than 1.0% over 290 cm 2 and deposition rates of 2 to 3 ~/sec. The flip fixture is available as a generic paddle plate model or with the option of a customized paddle plate, tailored for the customer's substrate holders. A water-cooled and completely sealed motor ensures minimal mainte- nance.
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V A C U U M COATING SYSTEM BOC Edwards, Wilmington, Mass.
The Auto500 Front Loading Box Chamber Vac- uum Coating system is a versatile thin film sys- tern for R&D or preproduction. The 50-mm diam- eter chamber is ideal for single-layer, multi-layer, or a combination of deposition processes using thermal resistance, E-Beam, or sputtering (RF or DC) applications. Multiple or single substrates can be coated in a single pump-down. A variety of pumping options, including diffusion, turbo, and cryo, is also available. Deposition process can be manual or completely automated for your conve- nience.
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GANTRY LOADER Vergason Technology Inc., Van Etten, N.Y.
Vergason Technology Inc. now offers a Gantry Loader for the Press-Side 3000 Rapid Cycle Met- alizer. The compact PVD system, designed to work closely with the injection molding process, is now even more user friendly with the new load-assist, palm-sensor activated Gant ry Loader. The new loader also helps to decrease operator fatigue during the loading and unload- ing of fixtures in the metal izing chamber. VTI Gantry Loaders can also be retrofi t ted to exist- ing Press-Side 3000 metalizers, along with other upgrades to increase production or aid in tool changeovers.
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V A C U U M COATING TOOLS Richcraft Designs Inc., Bay City, Mich.
Richcraft Designs Inc. manufactures high-quality prototype and production tooling for selective sur- face coating applications in evaporative batch and sputter rapid coating systems. Tool bodies are man- ufactured of stainless steel materials and designed to maximize the systems' capacity without tool over- loading. Nickel electroforms are normally utilized to give the repeatable finish line that today's sub- strates require. These electroforms nest the sub- strate into the tool body for positive location and a positive seal of the required stop-off finish areas. If finishing requirements are less rigid, use of laser cut openings that match substrate openings can be im- plemented with very favorable results.
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H I G H - V O L U M E SPUI"IrERING SOURCE Kurt J. Lesker Co., Clairton, Pa.
The Kurt J. Lesker Co. announces the release of Torus 7--a new, high-rate magnetron sputtering source. The Torus 7 is designed for high-volume coating applications due to its excellent target utilization (40-60%) and high operating power (up to 20KW DC for certain applications). The source accepts 7-in. diameter targets, from 0.5 in. to 0.75 in. thick. Other features include quick release target clamps, rugged stainless steel cool- ing wells, and magnets that are isolated from the cooling water. Additionally, targets may be di- rectly or indirectly cooled and there are two mounting styles to choose from.
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